Liverpool set to bring Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa from Malaga in January
There are rumours that Liverpool have renewed their interest to sign goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa from Malaga in the next transfer window. The Mexican international was one of the stalwarts that shone during the World Cup, with a string of incredible saves and helped his side to reach the last-16 of the tournament, before narrowly losing to Netherlands 2-1.
Mignolet not in top form this season
The shot stopper moved to Malaga in the summer from French side Ajaccio and replaced Willy Caballero who moved to Manchester City. However, he has not yet started this season for the Spanish team as manager Javi Garcia has favoured Carlos Kameni as the first team keeper.
Reports suggest that Liverpool can make a transfer move for the Mexican goalkeeper to assist Liverpool’s current goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, who has failed to recapture his last season’s form and the Reds have conceded 12 goals in the league already. The Belgian footballer has been subject to a lot of criticism following Real Madrid’s 0-3 win over Liverpool at Anfield.
Brendan Rodgers’s target Victor Valdes already training at Manchester United has now his eyes on the Mexican goalkeeper to put pressure on their first team keeper Mignolet.
Malaga will decide Ochoa's future in December
The General director of Malaga Vicente Casado commented on the speculations surrounding Ochoa's future and said that the club will reach a decison in December.
“It's a topic [Ochoa leaving] that we don’t even bring up at the moment,” he said
"We still think Guillermo will fight [for his place] in every training session and then we'll see in December.”
The 29-year-old was in top form in Mexico's four games at the World Cup, averaging 2.25 saves per game and also had a 100% success rate and helped Mexico finish second behind the hosts and group winners, Brazil.